Insert Title of Lab Here Student name here MAE 333 Sec. 01 Mechanical Measurements Lab Report Experiment No.: X Experiment Date: XX/XX/XX Abstract Results Discussion • Purpose of experiment was to understand/determine/measure… • Mean and standard deviation as a function of number of readings • It was observed that … Introduction • Theory behind measurement – explain the physical principle behind the measurement • Mercury thermometer – Mercury expands with temperature according to the equation1: ΔL = α L0 ΔT Temperature Y (ºC) Z (ºK) … X (mm) Methods Equipment • Thermometer Mercury in tube Scale (image from Mission Restaurant Supply) • Something else Procedure 1.Do something 2.Do something else 3.… Temperature Y (ºC) Z (ºK) X (mm) References 1. Wikipedia, “Coefficient of Thermal Expansion,” Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coefficient_of_thermal_expansion accessed Aug. 21, 2012) 2. WVU Tech, “Laboratory Manual – MAE 333: Mechanical Measurements,” West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV, 2009. 3. J.P. Holman, Experimental Methods for Engineers, 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2001. 4. … Note that the References panel is only for sources of information, not figures. This panel is not necessary if there are no references. Size each panel to make optimum use of the space.